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The Oklahoma Children and Young Adult Universe has grown over the years. Here is a collection of all blogs and websites, and professional development resources.


  • Read Harder Challenge 2016 A suggested list themes for librarians who serve children and young adults. Each month has a theme and librarians can read any type of book on that theme. Books can be graphic novels, picture books, middle grade, teen, and adult books with teen appeal. There are links to accompany each month's theme to help get you started.
    OK CYA Read Harder Challenge

  • The Oklahoma Performers Showcase http://showcase.oklibraries.org/ An annual preview of quality programming appropriate for children, teens and/or families. We strive to recruit the talents of a well-balanced variety of performers. Our immediate goal is to foster and promote resource sharing of performers and programming information throughout Oklahoma.

  • CYA:Children and Young Adult Podcast http://yalitlovers.oklibshare.org/ A literary review site for librarians by librarians who serve youth by librarians. Books are chosen by the reviewers and will be discussed on the podcast. You can download the audio from the podcast website, or on iTunes. Podcasts are posted every Wednesday.

  • CYA Podcast Facebook https://www.facebook.com/cyapodcast The CYA Podcast Facebook page for more news you can use regarding children and young adult literature and pop culture.

  • ODL Youth Services Consultant Facebook https://www.facebook.com/YSCOK The Facebook page for the Oklahoma Department of Libraries Youth Services Consultant.

  • ODL Youth Services Twitter https://twitter.com/okcya The Twitter account for the Oklahoma Department of Libraries Youth Services Consultant.

  • CYA Podcast Twitter https://twitter.com/CYApodcast The Twitter account for the CYA Book Review Podcast.


  • Oklahoma Youth Services Guidelines Created by the Youth Services Advisory Council this document as a tool to assist public libraries in planning, promoting and implementing high quality library service for youth in Oklahoma. [2003, PDF]


    CYA Documents